Vision House was founded by John and Susan Camerer of Renton, Washington in 1990. They saw the movie God Bless the Child about a single mother who, through a series of events that were no fault of her own, became homeless. The heartbreaking conclusion was when the mother reluctantly placed her young daughter in the care of the state because she couldn’t care for her while living on the streets. After the movie, the Camerers felt a strong calling to meet the needs of the homeless. John and Susan believe that by meeting the physical needs of the homeless, they have the opportunity to show them God’s love and make an everlasting difference in their lives.
Since Vision House began in 1990, more than 1,000 homeless children, women and men have received housing and support services to assist them in rebuilding their lives and becoming self sufficient.
Vision House has traditionally supported approximately 180 individuals per year in our transitional housing facilities in Renton and Shoreline, Washington. With our 2016 program expansion, we hope to significantly increase the numbers we serve annually. Our Children’s Village Child Care Center in Renton serves approximately 100 children, and our before- and after-school care program in Shoreline serves 18 school-age kids. Both child care programs serve current Vision House families, alumni families and families from the community.